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Another Tool In Your Blog Toolbox: Photoshop's Artistic Filters

Rising moon in Picture Rocks, Arizona

An old mentor (now deceased) told me that images should engage the mind in order to make advertising memorable.  I want my readers to remember Tucson, even if you've never been here.

For a millenium at least, indigenous people as well as johnny-come-latelys have watched the full moon rise over these granite boulders in what is now Saguaro National Park West. 

To give the photo a sense of mystery, and to capture your imagination, I used Photoshop's Artistic Filters to manipulate the image.  It's easy, and it's fun.

Look at that rising moon.  Can't you hear the coyotes yipping and howling behind you?  It seems as if there's not another person on the planet, and the stars that paint the Milky Way are so close you can touch them.

Fall and winter are two of Tucson's most inviting seasons.  Plan to come visit and get away from the cold and the dreariness of more northern climes.

Call me; I'd love to be your tour guide to the most interesting place on earth.

 

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Mike Jones (Tucson Mortgage Company, LLC): Loan Officer in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
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Comment balloon 12 commentsMike Jones • October 15 2009 06:44AM

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Mike, I think you've been into the pinon. The picture is ... well ... I'd love to have your tour regardless!! XXOO

Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing almost 11 years ago

ToulaRosebrock.comHi Mike:

Very neat results!

By the way, I like what you did with your photo too... 

 

Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) almost 11 years ago

Mike my daughter is showing me the ropes on photoshop. She is a wonder with it and maybe I should just hire her to do my photos. Shes amazing!

Posted by Chip Jefferson (Gibbs Realty and Auction Company) almost 11 years ago

Laura,

Kid are the best when it comes to technology!

Toula,

It's good to see you; NJ's rain and chill fade away when you board Southwest Airlines and head this way.

Susie,

Well, I can't win 'em all.  Point that Airstream west!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

I can hear that Coyote!  If only one had posed at just the right moment and made himself famous in this pic.  Great shot and write up about it. 

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) almost 11 years ago

Mike,

The picture is intriguing the philosophy impressive!

Bill

Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) almost 11 years ago

Awesome job on the profile pic too!

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) almost 11 years ago

Hi Mike, Good post. Thanks for sharing.

Best - Sash

Posted by Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate (RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd.) almost 11 years ago

Sash,

Thanks for stopping by to comment!

Judi,

Nice of you to say so! (And to come back to do it.  LOL)

Bill,

Good morning!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 11 years ago

Mike,

When you say "I want my readers to remember Tucson, even if you've never been here." you do just that when you write and illustrate with pictures of Tucson.  I am thinking that you are becoming your mentor and passing along what you have received.

Thanks.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) almost 11 years ago

Cool.  I like the profile photo.  That turned out very nice.  You look like you are getting younger! 

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) almost 11 years ago

Mike We'd be lost without PhotoShop - especiall adding blue sky on cloudy day photos  Karen

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) almost 11 years ago

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